Town of Johnston, RI
Providence County
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[Adopted 12-10-1979 by Ord. No. 440 as Secs. 5-23 to 5-26 of the 1979 Code]
Mindful of the importance of locating and being aware of businesses and other profit-making enterprises conducted in the Town of Johnston, and in order to provide for the general welfare and safety of the citizens of the Town, in that concern for zoning, police protection, fire protection and other services depend on knowledge of the needs of certain areas and locations, the Town Council purposes that this article be known as the "Business Licensing Ordinance."
[Amended 2-11-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-3]
Each business, including, but not limited to, wholesale, retail, commercial, professional service or manufacturing, whether by sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations or any business entity, shall register its business, company, trade or office situated in the Town of Johnston with the Town Clerk. Each registration shall contain the name of the firm or business, the name of the owner or operator of the firm or business, the type of business to be conducted and other basic information.
[Amended 5-29-1991 by Ord. No. 838; 2-11-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-3]
There shall be a fee for each registration. The registration fee shall be $25.
[Amended 2-11-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-3]
A. 
Upon registration of a business, a registration certificate shall be issued to the registrant. No other business of the same trade name shall be allowed to register once a certificate of registration has been issued without the approval of the prior registrant in writing. Every registration certificate shall expire the 31st day in May and shall be renewed annually upon payment of the required fee. No certificate shall be renewed if the business fails to provide proof from the Tax Collector that all municipal taxes have been paid to date. Every certificate of registration shall be placed in a conspicuous location in each business establishment.
B. 
Any business required to obtain a liquor, victualling or any other license to operate under any other section of the General Laws shall be exempt from the requirement of this statute.
[Added 2-11-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-3]
Any person, whether as principal, agent, employee, or otherwise, who violates any of the provisions of this article, shall be fined not exceeding $25 for each offense. The fines shall inure to the Town, and each day that the violation continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.